Dr Faycal Bouhafs
Senior Lecturer

Dr Faycal Bouhafs

UNSW Canberra
School of Systems & Computing

Scholarships of $35K AUD for domestic and international students are available for  PhD by research in the fields programmable and software defined wireless networks.

Faycal Bouhafs is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Systems and Computing. His research interests focus on performance and reliability aspects of wireless communication networks, including:

  • Programmable and software defined wireless networks.
  • Beyond 5G and 6G communication networks and Architectures.
  • Security in the Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems.
Phone
+61 2 5114 5124
Location
Building 15, Room 213 UNSW Canberra Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT 2600
  • Books | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, Communication Challenges and Solutions in the Smart Grid, Springer New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3
  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Communication Solutions for Backhaul and Wide Area Networks', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, pp. 37 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_4
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Communication Technologies for Smart Energy Management Systems', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, Springer New York, pp. 69 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_6
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Communication for Control in Heterogeneous Power Supply', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, Springer New York, pp. 13 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_2
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Home Energy Management Systems', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, pp. 53 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_5
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Overview of the Smart Grid', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, Springer New York, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_1
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'The Smart Grid in the Last Mile', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, pp. 25 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_3
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Towards a Unified Smart Grid ICT Infrastructure', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, pp. 83 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_7
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Bouhafs F; Raschellà A; Mackay M; den Hartog F, 2022, 'A Spectrum Management Platform Architecture to Enable a Sharing Economy in 6G', Future Internet, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fi14110309
    Journal articles | 2021
    Raschellà A; Aldhaibani O; Pizzi S; Mackay M; Bouhafs F; Araniti G; Shi Q; Lucas-Estañ MC, 2021, 'A Centralized Win-Win Cooperative Framework for Wi-Fi and 5G Radio Access Networks', Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2021/5515271
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bouhafs F; Seyedebrahimi M; Raschella A; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2020, 'Per-flow radio resource management to mitigate interference in dense ieee 802.11 wireless lans', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 19, pp. 1170 - 1183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2019.2903465
    Journal articles | 2020
    Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Shi Q; Ortín J; Gállego JR; Canales M, 2020, 'A dynamic access point allocation algorithm for dense wireless LANs using potential game', Computer Networks, 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2019.106991
    Journal articles | 2019
    Deepak GC; Bouhafs F; Raschellà A; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2019, 'Radio resource management framework for energy-efficient communications in the Internet of Things', Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ett.3766
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bouhafs F; MacKay M; Raschellà A; Shi Q; Den Hartog F; Saldana J; Munilla R; Ruiz-Mas J; Fernández-Navajas J; Almodovar J; Van Adrichem N, 2018, 'Wi-5: A Programming Architecture for Unlicensed Frequency Bands', IEEE Communications Magazine, 56, pp. 178 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2018.1800246
    Journal articles | 2017
    Deepak GC; Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M, 2017, 'QoS aware radio access technology selection framework in heterogeneous networks using SDN', Journal of Communications and Networks, 19, pp. 577 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JCN.2017.000098
    Journal articles | 2017
    Raschella A; Bouhafs F; Seyedebrahimi M; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2017, 'Quality of service oriented access point selection framework for large Wi-Fi networks', IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 14, pp. 441 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNSM.2017.2678021
    Journal articles | 2014
    Bouhafs F; Merabti M, 2014, 'A layered communication architecture for power routing in the smart grid', International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, 9, pp. 59 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/ijitwe.2014010105
    Journal articles | 2013
    Bouhafs F, 2013, 'Communication Technologies for Active Control in Distributed Generation Networks', International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grid
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dobbins C; Merabti M; Fergus P; Llewellyn-Jones D; Bouhafs F, 2013, 'Exploiting linked data to create rich human digital memories', Computer Communications, 36, pp. 1639 - 1656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2013.06.008
    Journal articles | 2013
    Hanley P; Fergus P; Bouhafs F, 2013, 'A Wireless Body Sensor Platform to Detect Progressive Deterioration in Musculoskeletal Systems', Advances in Internet of Things, 03, pp. 53 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ait.2013.32a007
    Journal articles | 2012
    Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2012, 'Links to the future: Communication requirements and challenges in the smart grid', IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 10, pp. 24 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MPE.2011.943134
    Journal articles | 2005
    Bouhafs F; Gelas JP; Lefèvre L; Maimour M; Pham C; Primet PVB; Tourancheau B, 2005, 'Designing and evaluating an active grid architecture', Future Generation Computer Systems, 21, pp. 315 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2004.09.023
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Eiza MH; Raschella A; Mackay M; Shi Q; Bouhafs F, 2023, 'Towards Trusted and Accountable Win-Win SDWN Platform for Trading Wi-Fi Network Access', in Proceedings - IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC51644.2023.10060540
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Hoseini SA; Den Hartog F; Bouhafs F, 2023, 'Realizing Physical Layer Security with common off-the-shelf WiFi equipment', in Proceedings - IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC, pp. 935 - 936, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC51644.2023.10059888
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Ranji R; Javed U; Boltjes B; Bouhafs F; Den Hartog F, 2023, 'Optimizing wireless network throughput under the condition of Physical Layer Security using Software-Defined Networking enabled collaboration', in Proceedings - IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC51644.2023.10060341
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Hoseini SA; Bouhafs F; Den Hartog F, 2022, 'A Practical Implementation of Physical Layer Security in Wireless Networks', in Proceedings - IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC, pp. 240 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC49033.2022.9700672
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Hoseini SA; Sadeghi P; Bouhafs F; Aboutorab N; Den Hartog F, 2022, 'Network-Controlled Physical-Layer Security: Enhancing Secrecy through Friendly Jamming', in Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCC55528.2022.9912975
    Preprints | 2022
    Hoseini SA; Sadeghi P; Bouhafs F; Aboutorab N; Hartog FD, 2022, Network-Controlled Physical-Layer Security: Enhancing Secrecy Through Friendly Jamming, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2206.06646v1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Bouhafs F; den Hartog F; Raschella A; Mackay M; Shi Q; Sinanovic S, 2020, 'Realizing Physical Layer Security in Large Wireless Networks using Spectrum Programmability', in 2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps, IEEE, Taipei, presented at 2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps), Taipei, 07 December 2020 - 11 December 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/gcwkshps50303.2020.9367399
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Den Hartog F; Bouhafs F; Shi Q, 2019, 'Toward secure trading of unlicensed spectrum in cyber-physical systems', in 2019 16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2019.8651845
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Raschella A; Mackay M; Bouhafs F; Teigen BI, 2019, 'Evaluation of Channel Assignment Algorithms in a Dense Real World WLAN', in 2019 4th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Security, ICCCS 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCCS.2019.8888082
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Aldhaibani O; Bouhafs F; Makay M; Raschellà A, 2018, 'An SDN-based architecture for smart handover to improve QoE in IEEE 802.11 WLANs', in Proceedings - 32nd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2018, pp. 287 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2018.00100
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Shi Q; Ortín J; Gállego JR; Canales M, 2018, 'AP selection algorithm based on a potential game for large IEEE 802.11 WLANs', in IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium: Cognitive Management in a Cyber World, NOMS 2018, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NOMS.2018.8406147
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Zachariou K; Pilavakis V; Georgiades M, 2018, 'Smart access point selection for dense WLANs: A use-case', in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2018.8377439
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Seyedebrahimi M; Bouhafs F; Raschella A; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2017, 'Fine-grained radio resource management to control interference in dense Wi-Fi networks', in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2017.7925886
    Conference Papers | 2017
    den Hartog F; Raschella A; Bouhafs B; Kempker P; Boltjes B; Seyedebrahimi M, 2017, 'A Pathway to solving the Wi-Fi Tragedy of the Commons in apartment blocks', in Proc. of the International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2017), Melbourne, presented at International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2017), Melbourne, 22 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ATNAC.2017.8215382
    Conference Papers | 2017
    den Hartog F; Raschella A; Bouhafs F; Kempker P; Boltjes B; Seyedebrahimi M, 2017, 'A pathway to solving the Wi-Fi Tragedy of the Commons in apartment blocks', in 2017 27TH INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE (ITNAC), IEEE, AUSTRALIA, Melbourne, pp. 246 - 251, presented at 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), AUSTRALIA, Melbourne, 22 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000427574400042&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Raschella A; Bouhafs F; Seyedebrahimi M; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2016, 'A centralized framework for smart access point selection based on the Fittingness Factor', in 2016 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICT.2016.7500386
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Seyedebrahimi M; Bouhafs F; Raschella A; MacKay M; Shi Q, 2016, 'SDN-based channel assignment algorithm for interference management in dense Wi-Fi networks', in EUCNC 2016 - European Conference on Networks and Communications, pp. 128 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EuCNC.2016.7561018
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Seyedebrahimi M; Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Shi Q; Eiza MH, 2016, 'A centralised Wi-Fi management framework for D2D communications in dense Wi-Fi networks', in 2016 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSCN.2016.7785187
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Kozal ASB; Merabti M; Bouhafs F, 2014, 'Energy-efficient multi-hop clustering scheme for cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks', in 2014 IEEE 11th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2014, IEEE, pp. 139 - 145, presented at 2014 IEEE 11th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 10 January 2014 - 13 January 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ccnc.2014.7056322
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Kozal ASB; Merabti M; Bouhafs F, 2014, 'Spectrum sensing-energy tradeoff in multi-hop cluster based cooperative cognitive radio networks', in Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM, pp. 765 - 770, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2014.6849327
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Bouhafs F; Merabti M; Hardy A, 2013, 'A communication architecture for power routing in the smart grid', in 2013 1st International Conference and Exhibition on the Applications of Information Technology to Renewable Energy Processes and Systems, IT-DREPS 2013, pp. 123 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IT-DREPS.2013.6588166
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Sabino MEG; Merabti M; Llewellyn-Jones D; Bouhafs F, 2013, 'Detecting Software Aging in safety-critical infrastuctures', in Proceedings of 2013 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2013, pp. 78 - 85
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Khan MZ; Merabti M; Askwith B; Bouhafs F, 2012, 'A zone-based hierarchical framework and clustering scheme for energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Networks', in IFIP Wireless Days, IEEE, Dublin, IRELAND, presented at IFIP Wireless Days (WD), Dublin, IRELAND, 21 November 2012 - 23 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WD.2012.6402856
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Kozal ASB; Merabti M; Bouhafs F, 2012, 'An improved energy detection scheme for cognitive radio networks in low SNR region', in Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, pp. 000684 - 000689, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCC.2012.6249377
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Bouhafs F; Merabti M, 2011, 'Managing communications complexity in the smart grid using data aggregation', in IWCMC 2011 - 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, pp. 1315 - 1320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982730
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Khan MZ; Askwith B; Bouhafs F; Asim M, 2011, 'Limitations of simulation tools for large-scale wireless sensor networks', in Proceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011, pp. 820 - 825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2011.59
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Bouhafs F; Merabti M; Mokhtar H, 2007, 'A node recovery scheme for data dissemination in wireless sensor networks', in IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, pp. 3876 - 3881, presented at IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), Glasgow, SCOTLAND, 24 June 2007 - 28 June 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2007.639
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Bouhafs F; Merabti M; Mokhtar H, 2007, 'Mobile event monitoring protocol for wireless sensor networks', in Proceedings - 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops/Symposia, AINAW'07, pp. 864 - 869, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AINAW.2007.254
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Bouhafs F; Merabti M; Mokhtar H, 2006, 'A semantic clustering routing protocol for wireless sensor networks', in 2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006, pp. 351 - 355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2006.1593045
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Nait-Abdesselam F; Bouhafs F, 2003, 'MPEG4 video transmission over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks', in Chu HW; Ferrer J; Reisis D; Hansen E (eds.), CCCT 2003, VOL6, PROCEEDINGS, INT INST INFORMATICS & SYSTEMICS, FL, ORLANDO, pp. 251 - 256, presented at International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies (CCCT 03)/9th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS03), FL, ORLANDO, 31 July 2003 - 02 August 2003, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000189126600048&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

My field of expertise is management of wireless networks and the optimisation of radio resources. I am currently focusing on optimising radio resources to achieve security in the physical layer and improve the cyber security of wireless networks. My work in this area is based on the design of novel wireless networks management framework using programmability and abstraction of radio resources.